On Sunday 23rd October CTiWW are holding a Seafarers Service
at 10.30am on the Esplanade, or the Methodist Church if wet.
The service will be led by the Coastguard Chaplain,
celebrating the 200th anniversary of the
And the week after...
The annual Quantock deanery service will be at Greatwood on Sunday 30th October at 10.30am,
followed by lunch (more details to come). It was a lovely occasion last year and would be good to
see as many, if not more, of us attend this year. It would be great if we car share as much as
possible. Please speak to Mark or one of the churchwardens if you need a lift.
There will be no service at St Decuman’s that Sunday, as it is a fifth Sunday in the month and
would have been St Peter’s turn to host.
A short communion service will be held at St Peter’s at 8.30am, allowing Mark
(and his SatNav) time to find his way around the Quantock lanes!
The Trustees of two local charities,
The Mary Huxtable Sutton Relief in Need Trust
and the St Decuman’s Parish Trust
that give grants to people in need and for the maintenance and repair of St Decuman’s Church, are looking for a new Secretary. The Trustees generally meet every two months, and the Secretary’s work probably takes between 4 – 10 hours a month.
If you might be interested in taking on this role, please speak to Mark, Tony Knight or Sarah Lander, who are amongst the Trustees.
1 Timothy 6.6-19
Today’s Worship and Readings
9.15am Parish Communion at St Peter’s
10.45am Harvest Festival Communion at St Decuman’s
Donations of Food items (non-perishable) and money are welcome and will be given to the Quantock Food Bank
Next Sunday 2nd October
10.00am All Age Harvest Festival Service at St Peter’s
10.45am Parish Communion at St Decuman’s
Both churches will usually be open every day during daylight hours.
All are welcome to spend some quiet time in the peace of our beautiful buildings.
Watchet Beach Clean this Sunday 25th 2pm-4pm West Street Beach
Join Plastic Free Watchet for the Marine Conservation Society Beach Clean,
meeting at West Street Beach. Bring strong gloves. Litter pickers and sacks will be provided.
See Plastic Free Communities in West Somerset FaceBook page for more details.
Dates for the week ahead:
Monday 26th September 9.45am Benefice Morning Prayer at Holy Cross
7.30pm St Decuman’s PCC at Holy Cross
Tuesday 27th September 9.30am Little Saints at the Meeting Room, Williton
7.00pm St Peter’s PCC at the Meeting Room
Wednesday 28th September 10.00am Little Saints at the Salvation Army Hall, Watchet
Thursday 29th September 10.00am CAMEO at St Peter’s
Saturday 1st October 9.30am Exploring Worship and Pastoral Care continues
10.00am Flutes rehearse at Holy Cross
The ‘fellowship of the Gospel’ to which the Collect refers, is a phrase taken from St Paul’s letter to the Philippians (1:5) in which he applauds the way they have shared in the great mission to proclaim everywhere the gospel (good news) of salvation in Christ. Today we pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to equip God’s people for this mission, making them ‘fervent’ in faith and love.
Dates for your diaries:
Sunday 23rd October 10.30am CTiWW Sea Farers service on The Esplanade, Watchet
Sunday 30th October 10.30am Deanery service at Greatwood
We are holding in our thoughts and prayers: Graham, Shirley, Jane,
Janet, Jenny, Sara, Elias,
David, Peter, Fay and Christopher
If you would like to be included on the Prayer List, please let Mark, Sarah or Sue know..
Prayers for the People of Ukraine
We pray for Peace
The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 25th September 2022
THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
'Fervent in the fellowship of the Gospel'
Tony had a very successful Coffee Morning last Saturday. £644 was raised for St Decuman’s church funds, especially towards the Toilet project. Thank you to Tony for organising this.
God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service,
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
St Decuman's Music Group practise
at Holy Cross Chapel, Watchet on Fridays
from 2.30pm – 3.45pm.
If anyone would like to join us, please contact Diane Coggins 01984 631365
There is a new Traidcraft book at the back of St Peter’s church with Christmas cards and other gifts.
I will be putting an order in at the end of the month. Please take the opportunity to look at the catalogue over the next couple of weeks.
Thank you, Sara Hempshall
BENEFICE TEAM INFORMATION
Please contact your churchwardens with enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and any member of the Benefice team is happy to be contacted with general enquiries, requests for prayers, etc.
Revd Mark Phillips Vicar Tel: 01984-639669 email: email@example.com
George Fenech Churchwarden St Peter’s Tel: 01984-633577 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Withycombe Churchwarden St Peter’s Tel: 01984-632596 email: email@example.com
Sarah Lander Churchwarden St Decuman’s Tel: 07765-881229 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Bremner Churchwarden St Decuman’s Tel: 01984-632118 email: email@example.com
Donna Marsden Reader Tel: 01984-633707 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Pelling Reader Tel: 07973-961083 email: email@example.com
Benefice Website: www.watchetandwillitonbenefice.com
Facebook Pages: www.facebook.com/StPetersChurchWilliton
Our Parish Safeguarding Officersare:
Mrs Sara Hempshall & Mrs Jackie Smith who can be contacted by telephone: 07961-268411 & by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayers for the Benefice
Each week we join our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street. This week it is
South Road in Watchet
Washford Hill in Williton
Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.
TELL THE STORY
We are hoping to be able to take Open
The Book back to both St Peter’s and
Knights Templar schools soon.
Can you help?
If you don’t feel you can act there are
other roles to consider, such as narrator, set building
or costume making.
Please speak to Mark if you are interested in joining the team.
Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary - Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery
Watchet & Williton Benefice
25th Danesfield C of E Middle School, Knights Templar C of E & Methodist First School, St Peter’s C of E First School
26th The Staff and visitors to Great Wood Camp, Patrick Weld (Chaplain)
27th The employees and contractors at the three Hinkley Point Power Stations (A, B, and C),
Ewen Huffman (Chaplain to HPC) and volunteer chaplains
Health & Care Centres
28th The staff and patients of Cannington Health Centre, Quantock Medical Centre (Nether Stowey),
West Somerset Healthcare (Watchet and Williton Surgeries), Williton Community Hospital, and the staff and residents of
Croft House (Williton) and The Old Vicarage Care Home (Stockland)
29th Parish, District and County Councillors; Ian Liddell-Grainger (MP); new housing and employment projects
The Church of England
30th +Justin Welby, +Stephen Cottrell (Archbishops)
Diocese of Bath & Wells
1st +Michael (Bishop of Bath & Wells), +Ruth (Bishop of Taunton), Simon Hill (Archdeacon of Taunton)